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Largo219
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Pass/Fail Class

Postby Largo219 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:37 am

Before you tell me to do a TLS search, this isn't a typical pass/fail question. I was thinking of taking one of my classes this semester as a pass/fail (creative writing elective to fill unit requirements for degree). If I am waitlisted at a school and I decide to send them my spring semester grades, will it hurt me that I took a class P/F?

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dproduct
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Re: Pass/Fail Class

Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:58 am

Largo219 wrote:Before you tell me to do a TLS search, this isn't a typical pass/fail question. I was thinking of taking one of my classes this semester as a pass/fail (creative writing elective to fill unit requirements for degree). If I am waitlisted at a school and I decide to send them my spring semester grades, will it hurt me that I took a class P/F?


I believe you're limited to two self-selected P/F classes. That is, you can choose two courses which have the option for both P/F and a letter grade and have your GPA remain intact (assuming you pass).

In any case, I took 2 and it did not influence my LSAC GPA whatsoever.

If this is an appearance thing (as in, you're concerned they will think less of you) perhaps it's a poor choice. It is creative writing class, seems like an easy GPA-boosting A to me. Either way, it shouldn't really do much one way or another assuming you pass/get an A.

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Re: Pass/Fail Class

Postby cutecarmel » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:20 am

Largo219 wrote:Before you tell me to do a TLS search, this isn't a typical pass/fail question. I was thinking of taking one of my classes this semester as a pass/fail (creative writing elective to fill unit requirements for degree). If I am waitlisted at a school and I decide to send them my spring semester grades, will it hurt me that I took a class P/F?


You are thinking too much into this.
No.

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pupshaw
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Re: Pass/Fail Class

Postby pupshaw » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:26 am

Edit: nevermind.




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